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View Poll Results: Vote for your favorite gemstone
Alexandrite 13 4.91%
Amber 4 1.51%
Amethyst 9 3.40%
Aquamarine 19 7.17%
Citrine 3 1.13%
Emerald 21 7.92%
Garnet 17 6.42%
Lapis Lazuli 0 0%
Onyx 0 0%
Opal 12 4.53%
Peridot 4 1.51%
Ruby 34 12.83%
Sapphire 86 32.45%
Tanzanite 21 7.92%
Topaz 5 1.89%
Tourmaline 10 3.77%
Turquoise 0 0%
Spinel 7 2.64%
Agate 0 0%
Ametrine 0 0%
Apatite 0 0%
Aventurine 0 0%
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Quote this post and reply to it Post#2 @ 08-10-02 , 09:42 PM


I voted for ruby, which has always been a favorite...then sat there thinking about those tanzantie earring you and Richard just put together!!!!!

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Quote this post and reply to it Post#3 @ 08-10-02 , 10:09 PM


Way too hard to pick, but I did - Today my favorite is Tanzanite. Tomorrow, who knows.


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Quote this post and reply to it Post#4 @ 08-11-02 , 10:50 AM


IMHO, Tanzanite is very nice, but would come in "Second Place", compared to this Opal.
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My favourite... alexandrite, especially cat's eye alexandrites (see picture)... and others- like trapiche emeralds, color change garnets, star sapphires+rubies...

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Spinel's not on the list. From the list I would say Sapphire, Tanzanite, and Opal.

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An impossible question
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to answer - like having to choose your favorite child! Can't be done - shouldn't be done!

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No fair, Gilbert! I have very specific favorites: pink sapphires, red spinel, tsavorite garnets, paraiba tourmaline...and anything RH cuts (right with ya, as usual, Wink) I don't know how to vote...

Thomas - That Alex is to die for. Is it in your posession? Can I have it? Puleeeeeeeese???

Mattyboo - Spinel is there at the bottom...unless Gilbert saw your post and added it.

Now I gotta go pick my 'favorite child' so I can see the current results...


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Gilbert, I haven't voted because, like Steph, I have specific preferences within those gemstone categories. If I really had to choose I'd say the emerald, but do I like emeralds better than demantoids or black opals?

And actually, my favorite is a rather humble one: the moonstone.

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Stephanie-that cats eye alex is in my little private collection... it weighs 1.51ct, is perfectly cut and has the best combination of transparency-razor sharp eye-color change I have seen so far... so unfortunately it would be VEEEEEERY expensive...

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Garnet
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Tsavorite garnet is my favorite kind of "emerald". Love the green color and the clarity.



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Richard Homer should be listed as a separate category in the Poll!
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My favorite stone is the one that I am wearing at any particular minute, which of course depends on the outfit I am wearing. But I would always vote for a Homer!

The tanzanite homer earrings do look great on!!!!!

If I had to pick one, and diamonds were not included, I would have to say pearls which were not on the list.

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...it would be VEEEEEERY expensive...


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Quote this post and reply to it Post#14 @ 08-13-02 , 12:26 AM


Ok, I am the only one who loves peridot, and not just because it is my birthstone, but the color is usually an ultra-cool green!

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Stephanie- I am always open for suggestions and proposals

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Quote this post and reply to it Post#16 @ 08-14-02 , 09:26 PM


I just saw a beautiful emerald-cut aquamarine ring, so today is an aquamarine day.

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Tsavorite... a very rare madagascar sample, 1.44ct, finest color... Very rare because the material was found for a short time only in Madagascar, and usually dull and small... Commercially available is only Kenia/Tanzania material.
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A magnificent tsavorite Thomas, thanks for putting it up.



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And actually, my favorite is a rather humble one: the moonstone.


I agree, there is something special about a good looking blue moonstone especially set in old silver which has developed a patina.

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I am an opal fanatic.
I love Australian fire opal, the kind that flashes all the beautiful colors of the rainbow.
I own several rings and necklaces.

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I love dioptase! Lovely deep green. Unfortunately only small crystals available on earth

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I have a passion for Tanzanite ,i get lost in this stone .

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I have 3 loves...other than colored diamonds...
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Imperial Topaz
Peach moonstone
Pad sapphires...

Anyone see the theme here?

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Itbit, I voted opal too although rubies come a close second.

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Love Spinels!
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Esp. the neon pink ones and the ruby red ones!

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